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September 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Israeli Poll: After Syria, Jewish State Can’t Trust Obama on Iran

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JNS.org In a new Israel Hayom poll, a majority of Israeli Jews—66.7 percent—characterized U.S. President Barack Obama’s handling of the Syria crisis as “not successful.” Meanwhile, 65.3 percent said that given Obama’s conduct regarding Syria, he would not be able to successfully deal with the Iran nuclear program.

A plurality of Israeli Jews—49.7 percent—said Obama’s decision to delay a military strike against Syria was wrong, while 32.8 percent said he made the right choice.

Poll respondents were asked who won the current round of events in Syria—Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, or Israel. Putin came in first at 48.3 percent, followed by Assad (39.6 percent), Obama (8.8 percent) and Israel (5.1 percent). On the question of who lost that round of events, 63 percent said Obama.

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